April 26, 2019 1:26 pm

Charges laid in child sexual-assault investigation in southwestern Ontario

Wellington North is about 50 kilometres north of Guelph.

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Wellington County OPP say a 65-year-old man has been charged in a sexual assault investigation involving a child.

It was reported to police on Monday that a child had been allegedly sexually assaulted in the Township of Wellington North.

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OPP arrested 65-year-old Morris Gordon Wilson and charged him with sexual assault on a person under 16 years old and sexual interference.

In a news release on Friday, police said the victim and suspect know each other.

An OPP spokesperson said Wilson was also known to police prior to these allegations but didn’t elaborate.

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Wellington North is about 50 kilometres north of Guelph.

Police are still investigating and asking anyone with any information to call Det. Heidi Pautsch at 1-888-310-1122.

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